BC growers face challenging times - The Packer

BC growers face challenging times

01/04/2013 10:30:00 AM
Tom Karst

“They are fairly limited in the number of new hot varieties they can grow compared with Washington state or Chile,” he said.

Canada’s apple growers face the long-term challenge of a smaller production base to raise money for research and promotion.

“It’s difficult for the industry in its current size to afford to modernize,” he said.

Some tree fruit leaders in Canada have argued in recent years for direct investment by the government of Canada to help growers and packers modernize, O’Rourke said.

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